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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Jun 8, 2009 2:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Studio Releases

Speaking of Jerry studio releases, how underrated and truly amazing is his 1973 release COMPLIMENTS?

Yeah, it's essentially a cover tunes album, but most JGB concerts were 50-60% covers as well. Whenever I groove to his incredibly sweet vocals and fluid playing on tunes like HE AINT GIVE YOU NONE and THAT'S WHAT LOVE WILL MAKE YOU DO, it reminds me just how full-circle was his talent...we all know he could jam like no one's business, but that album also shows how masterful and controlled he could be in producing slick, catchy studio stuff as well.

Back up vocalists on that one are a major plus, too.

It's my favorite Jerry release, with the debut album just a hair behind, followed by REFLECTIONS to round out the top 3.

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Jun 8, 2009 6:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Studio Releases

Well, as for studio Jerry releases, I have to put my hat into the Cats Under the Stars release.

How rockin is that Rhapsody in Red?
How beautiful is that Reuben and Cherise?

A great release, and incidentally the only Jerry album released from the studio as a JGB album.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Jun 9, 2009 3:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: In Praise of Studio Releases

CATS comes in a whisker (sorry) behind REFLECTIONS on my list...Do love that REUBEN, and also really dig LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON on that release...not a song that gets much "love" (sorry again), but deserves it...great reggae groove and very sweet backing vocals.